After having just launched the Fusion Bolt, Flame 2.0 and Omega HD, you would think that Cherry Mobile would take a bit of a break before introducing yet another handset. Thankfully, the local phone brand isn’t the type to sit on their butts that long and it appears that they are poised to introduce yet another budget Android phone that will certainly appeal to the price-sensitive masses. Check out the image below to behold the Cherry Mobile Hyper!
At first glance, the 5 inch Cherry Mobile Hyper closely resembles the original Titan. However, there are a few subtle differences between them. First is that the front facing camera is on the right side, rather than on the left, such as with the Titan TV. There’s also the slightly different menu button along the bottom with the other navigation keys. Even the specs resemble each other, sporting a familiar configuration, although this time the Hyper is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset while the Titan had the Mediatek MT6577.
There are some missing details that I’m sure budget-minded smartphone buyers would be eager to learn, such as the type and resolution of the 5 inch display, the amount of RAM and battery capacity. In all likelihood, it might be another WVGA or FWVGA screen, which is the typical resolution of many locally-branded phones. Of course, with the recent launch of the Flame 2.0 and Omega HD, maybe now is the start of qHD resolution screens becoming the norm. At Php4,999, I’m also not expecting more than 512Mb RAM and at least a 2,000mAh battery, but who knows? Anyway, we’ll find out soon enough when the Cherry Mobile Festival Sale begins on April 6.
The flyer was first leaked on Facebook by Cherry Angel, a known Cherry Mobile retailer with an outlet in 168 mall. They typically do a good job of getting their hands on the first batch of stocks and informing Cherry Mobile user communities on Facebook about stock availability, so they’ve always been a good source of information. Many thanks to them for giving permission to use the image above for this post.
Cherry Mobile Hyper Specs
- 5 inch capacitive screen
- 1.2GHz Snapdragon chipset
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- 5mp autofocus primary camera, VGA front-facing camera
- 4Gb ROM, expandable via micro SD up to 32Gb
- Price: Php4,999